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Project Manager Protection - Yemen

Sanaa (Yemen)

INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

1. Terms of reference

Job title: Project Manager Protection

Location: Sana’a – Yemen with frequent field missions

Reporting to: Head of Mission

Starting date: 1st of November 2015

Duration of contract: until 31st of December 2015 (renewable 2016)

Dependents: No

2. General context of the mission

INTERSOS has been working in Yemen since the beginning of 2008, focusing on protection, WASH and livelihood for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants from the horn of Africa and responding to the instability in country providing support to IDPs and local communities.

INTERSOS is based in Sana’a, Aden, Kharaz camp (Laji governorate).

Recent conflict in Yemen has escalated significantly since March, when clashes between Houthi fighters and other parties intensified, mainly in the southern regions. As a result, the conflict is now affecting 20 out of Yemen’s 22 governorates, has killed over 2,000 people and injured more than 7,500.

UN and NGOs surveys now indicate that over one million people have been internally displaced, while thousands of others are trapped by the fighting, unable to flee to safety. An estimated 250,000 refugees and one million migrants – mostly Somalis and Ethiopians – are currently living in precarious conditions in camps, receptions centers or poverty stricken urban areas across Yemen.

Civilian infrastructure continues to be targeted by parties to the conflict. Eleven medical facilities, including six hospitals and medical personnel have also come under attack since March, with four medics killed and six injured to date. More than ten ambulances have been commandeered by militias. A further 86 schools have been hit, and 60 schools have been occupied by armed groups. Directing attacks against civilians and civilian objects is a serious violation of international humanitarian law.

The current escalation is unfolding in a situation characterized by long-term vulnerability and food insecurity throughout the country, now aggravating existing vulnerabilities and putting larger parts of the population at risk. National capacity to respond is extremely limited.

Relief efforts on behalf of the international community are ongoing, strained by a lack of access into and within the country due to insecurity and shortages of fuel.

In consideration of the current humanitarian crisis in the country, INTERSOS considers as a priority to expand its intervention in order to include new vulnerable categories, mainly those affected by the instability in different sectors, from NFIs distribution, health to WASH, nutrition etc.

3. Tasks and responsibilities

The Project Manager is in charge of the implementation and the supervision of the project targeting the refugees and asylum seekers in Sana’a.

Specifically the Project Manager Protection is responsible to:

· Monitor and evaluate the implementation and impact of the project;

· Ensure that different sectorial activities (i.e. Protection and Livelihood) are implemented in a coordinated and integrated manner;

· Maintain on-going surveillance of the developing humanitarian situation and adjust activities accordingly, with main focus on the Protection Sector, in order to assist the HoM in the identification of new interventions and to secure donor funding for protection projects;

· Support the formulation and development of protection strategies and their implementation in accordance with the mandate and priorities of INTERSOS, by gathering data and proceed with analysis of protection trends/concerns;

· Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with other NGO’s, UN agencies, host government, bilateral and multilateral donors, and other protection stakeholders;

· Participate to Protection technical meetings (i.e. Protection Cluster/SubCluster; GBC SubCluster; MMTF/MMWG);

· Ensure that new assessments (with focus on Protection) are executed and new potential interventions are explored;

· Support monitoring and evaluation of protection interventions;

· Maintain regular contact with and contribute to the activities of the Protection Working Group;

· Liaise with other regional protection actors (INTERSOS/external), in order to develop a joint understanding of the protection regional dimensions;

· Promote the capacity-building of relevant protection actors (among the civil society, government authorities and community leaders) on human rights and rule of law.

4. Required profile/experience

· Advanced university degree in social sciences, law, or other related field;

· Minimum of 3 yearsof relevant work experience at national and international levels in protection/child protection;

· Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security and program management;

· Ability to prepare concept papers and project proposals in accordance with the standards required by INTERSOS and donors;

· Experience in people management and leadership skills;

· Ability to take initiative and work autonomously;

· Excellent oral and written communication skills;

· Fluent English written and spoken;

· Capacity to work in volatile security environment and to adapt to basic living conditions.

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their curriculum vitae, motivation letter and 2 referencesto:********, specifying in the subject ‘PM Protection_Yemen’

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview

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  • Organization: INTERSOS
  • Location: Sanaa (Yemen)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Human Rights
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Animal Health and Veterinary
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Human Rights
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-12

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